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HE SAID: This is one of the crazier cities so far. Mopeds everywhere. Not lined up in a row, but 4-5 thick and hundreds deep. If you wait for a break in traffic to cross the street, you may miss your flight home. Before our trip we saw videos of people trying to cross the street & I just assumed that was THE busy street in Saigon. Not the case …
... are, because they have no education to get a real job. Ivan also told me that if you leave your wallet or purse unattended, the children will steal your money because that is how poor they are. It’s a depressing sight to see, little children living in poverty forced to sell vendors on the streets for money just enough to get by, every day.
Hopefully things will brighten as the sun rises in Vietnam and people look up into the skies and find ...
... coffee; sounds very indigenous doesn't it?) and we could enjoy worlds best iced coffee (thanks for the tip Brent!) as well. On Thursday we were picked up from the hotel very early for our tour to the Cu Chi tunnels. Being shoved on whichever bus was going to the tunnels, we joined a large group of Dutch and Australians. I must say that the things that I could understand from the tour guide's story about ...
... Ming trail. The defoliant turned a lush sub-tropical forest into a barren wasteland from which the landscape is only just beginning to rebound from. However, the human cost is far higher; anyone caught under the spray was subject to horrific burns and scarring, which were depicted graphically on the walls. The legacy though is much worse, the use of Agent Orange has led to an extremely high level of birth defects in the affected areas, it’s estimated ...
... this museum called so many things into question for me. At what point will we say enough is enough? Sure, now we acknowledge the side effects of Agent Orange but what made us think it was okay to use in the first place? Why has the US government STILL never given a formal apology for its use during the war? How many more times will the citizens of not just America but any country in the world allow a few political leaders to lead them into a war that makes no sense? ...
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